Christmas tree

The Spangler family's 55-foot Colorado spruce, in their front yard in Western Springs, has been picked to be the Christmas tree for aley Plaza for 2011. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Chicagoans Pick Christmas Tree For Daley Plaza

The votes are in and Daley Plaza’s new Christmas tree for this year will be coming from the Spangler family in Western Springs.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Vote For Chicago’s Christmas Tree

Three finalists have been chosen in the competition for Chicago’s official Christmas tree.


Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

City Begins Search For Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

The city is already hunting down the official Christmas tree that will grace Daley Plaza, beginning around Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Fire graphic, generic sized image

Homeowner Injured By Christmas Tree Fire

A north suburban homeowner was injured Monday after he discovered his Christmas tree on fire and tried to drag it out of the house.


Kolin Avenue Fire

Man Charged With Setting Fire, Hurting 1-Year-Old

A man is being held on $500,000 bond for allegedly setting a Christmas tree on fire and injuring his 1-year-old son the day after Christmas.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Recycle Your Christmas Trees In January

From Jan. 1 through Jan. 17, Chicago residents can drop off their used real holiday trees at any one of 23 participating tree drop off sites.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

From Jan. 1 through Jan. 17, Chicago residents can drop off their used real holiday trees at any one of 23 participating tree drop off sites.


Kolin Avenue Fire

Man Burns Christmas Tree, Hurts 1-Year-Old

Police are looking for a man who set his ex-girlfriend’s Christmas tree on fire and injured her 1-year-old child.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010

Tis The Season To Buy A Christmas Tree

Top Places To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

Venturing out to cut down your own Christmas tree might be one of the more iconic images of the Christmas season. Tromping through snow covered fields to find the perfect tree to bring home to your living room.


Roots for Christmas

How To Get A Really ‘Green’ Christmas Tree: Rent One

We rent movies, cars and apartments, so why not Christmas trees? As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, a Chicago company is now offering this eco-friendly option.

CBS 2–12/02/2010

A Man And Boy Shop For A Christmas Tree. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Christmas Tree Industry: We See Shoppers

An industry spokeman finds sales do not seem to vary with economic circumstances: If people want a fresh tree, they’ll buy a tree regardless of how well they’re doing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/30/2010

A Tinley Park apartment owner is offering this tree to any town that wants it for their Christmas display. (Credit: Tony Abete)

Building Owner Offers Any Town A Free Christmas Tree

Wanted: A good home for tree that has been growing outside a Tinley Park apartment building near 175th and Ridgeland for at least 40 years.


Colomer Family Tree

McHenry Family To Supply City Christmas Tree

A McHenry family has won the honor of supplying the City of Chicago with its iconic Christmas tree in Daley Plaza this year.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010

Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

Votes Wanted For Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

The City of Chicago is giving you an opportunity to vote on the tree that will grace Daley Plaza this year.


Vote For The City’s Christmas Tree

For the first time ever, Chicagoans get to choose the city’s official Christmas tree. Three finalists have been selected to provide the evergreen that will grace Daley Plaza, and through Oct. 24, you can vote […]

CBS Chicago–10/17/2010